Me and the Book in the New York Times and Chicago Tribune

Apparently it’s Jeff-in-the-Media Day!

Nick Bilton at the New York Times wrote a great overview article about using the iPad with photography: The iPad as a Hand-Held Darkroom.

Jeff Carlson, author of the book “The iPad for Photographers,” sometimes bypasses the iPad camera connection kit in favor of an EyeFi SD card and an app called ShutterSnitch ($16). EyeFi cards, which range from $40 to $100 depending on speed and memory size, can connect directly with your iPad wirelessly. Mr. Carlson said that although EyeFi offers a free app, ShutterSnitch is much faster and has a more advanced interface.

Mr. Carlson said he sometimes captures RAW images with his digital cameras. These are uncompressed and large files, often used by professional photographers because they preserve more of the image quality than standard JPEG files. To handle these files he sometimes uses the apps piRAWnha or Photoraw, both $10. But his favored application is Photosmith ($20) an advanced tool that can wirelessly transfer pictures to your desktop computer for printing or editing later.

It was awfully nice of him to link directly to the book on Amazon, too.

I was also interviewed a few weeks ago by Liz Granger at the Chicago Tribune, who included a couple of points from me in her good overview article A decent holiday photo — is that too much to ask?.

  1. Charles Leverett January 18, 2013 at 3:27 am

    I bought a GoFlex Satellite after reading your book. After reading your review about the problems with the update and downloading from iPad to the GoFlex it seems that I may have wasted my money. Any suggestions…

    Charles Leverett


    1. If you can return the GoFlex, I’d do that and get a Seagate Wireless Plus, which delivers on the promise of the GoFlex. When I wrote the book, the feature did work with an early version of Photosmith. It wasn’t an advertised feature, but they made it work with the help of Seagate engineers. Ultimately, though, it didn’t work out.

      I’m also disappointed that it didn’t work out, and more so that Seagate doesn’t seem interested in fixing whatever bug kept it from working. But it is what it is.


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